Jun. 24th, 2017

maplemood: (rey & leia)
I can't believe it's almost July! I always start the summer off thinking I'll have plenty of time to write a billion stories and read a billion books...yeah, not so much. I am happy with what I've managed to get done so far, but there's always more that I could be doing....Oh well.

At this point I've seen GOTG Vol 2 in the theater a grand total of three times, which is kind of insane. I was not expecting to love this movie as much as I did, especially considering that I had a pretty lukewarm reaction to Vol 1; I liked it, but didn't get all that emotionally involved. Then along comes Vol 2 like a sucker punch to the gut. Going back to rewatch Vol 1 now, I like it much better, even though Vol 2 is still my favorite. They're dozens of little moments in both movies that I didn't pick up on until the second time around, and I can't get over how weird, goofy, and beautiful they are. Everything is bright and loud and a little cartoony, and it's all such a joy to watch. Also, Meredith Quill. The world needs more Meredith-centric fics, because that woman is a saint.  

But anyway. I doubt anyone needs to hear me blabbing about how great/amazing/so-good-just-go-see-it-already GOTG Vol 2 is again

Driving lessons are going pretty well. I'm getting more and more comfortable going up to 60 mph on the highway. That's a pretty big deal for me, seeing as the last time I got my learner's permit I was too nervous to go on the highway at all and pretty much just cruised around the neighborhood at a brisk 15 mph. Driving's always been something that's given me a ton of anxiety, but I've finally gotten to the point where I get that I just need to buckle down (hah) and get it done. 

My writing hit a rough spot a few days ago; I stalled out on two projects and couldn't make any headway at all. So I took a sort-of-break (worked on another fic that I'll probably never post; it was more of an exercise and a way to keep me writing) which I think helped a lot. It's always been hard for me to set something aside (even for just a few days) and accept that something about it isn't working right now, but that's much better than trying to fix something I can't necessarily fix--and that, nine times out of ten, doesn't need to be fixed, just left to percolate for a little bit.

Otherwise, things have been quiet around here. My life during the summer tends to get really boring really fast.  

New Fic

Jun. 24th, 2017 02:51 pm
maplemood: (yondu)
Title: Cute Little Buggers
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy
Rating: Teen & Up
Relationships: girl!Peter Quill & Yondu Udonta, little bit of girl!Peter Quill & Rocket Raccoon
Summary: Neither of them quite means for it to become a tradition, but it does. Pete steals shiny little doodads. Yondu collects them. Nobody mentions it.

So. My mission with this fic was to write something with a little less angst and a lot more fluff, and I'm not sure how well I succeeded. The last few paragraphs still ended up being kind of sad. Well, bittersweet. Hopefully. I see Peter and Yondu as both caring about each other very deeply, but, thanks to a boatload of emotional issues on both their parts, never really being able to come out and say it. So all my girl!Peter fics so far have involved some kind of issue with communication. I do like this one, though. I had a little trouble figuring out a theme that would tie all the plot points together (this was one of the projects I needed to take a break from for a few days). I think it all came together fine in the end, though. Also, now that Pete's a teenager, things are going to start getting really interesting....

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